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It’s a battle for first place in the AFC South as the Indianapolis Colts host the Houston Texans in a rematch from week one.

With six games under their belt in the 2010 NFL season the Indianapolis Colts find themselves in a familiar position, first place in their division. The Colts are coming off of a bye week but they are coming off of a stretch where they have won their last two games, four of their last five, and they are unbeaten at home this year. Peyton Manning is still the face and the leader of the Indianapolis team as he’s having another huge year completing 67.3 percent of his passes for 1,916 yards with 13 touchdowns and two interceptions. Donald Brown has been out the last three games but he’s ready for this one and in the mean time it been Joseph Addai getting the bulk of the work in the backfield carrying the ball 93 times for 4-6 yards and three touchdowns while catching 18 passes for 118 yards. Manning has no shortage of targets as Reggie Wayne is still the main man and he’s quietly caught 45 passes for 602 yards while Austin Collie has been filling in for Pierre Garcon catching 44 passes for 503 yards and six touchdowns and Dallas Clark has 37 catches and three touchdowns. Antoine Bethea leads the Colts in tackles with 43 followed by Kelvin Hayden with 35 as Robert Mathis has five and a half sacks and Dwight Freeney has three as the Colts have 11 sacks as a team. Indianapolis has five interceptions as a team with Jerraud Powers having two. As a team the Colts average 27.2 points per game and 409 yards while the defense allows 20.8 points and 344 yards. Manning threw for 433 yards and three touchdowns in the first meeting as the Colts couldn’t stop the Houston ground attack.

The Houston Texans are tied for first place int he AFC South and if the season ended today, they would have the lead since they beat the Colts head to head earlier this year. Matt Schaub is putting up solid numbers despite getting pounded in the pocket on a regular basis as he’s completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 1,538 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions while being sacked 16 times. Arian Foster has been the primary option carrying the football as he has 635 yards and six touchdowns with 231 yards and three of the touchdowns coming in the first meeting of these two. Andre Johnson has 32 receptions for 488 yards with two touchdowns while Kevin Walter has 22 catches for 266 yards and three scores. Bernard Pollard leads the Texans in tackles with 57 and DeMeco Ryans is next with 54. Mario Williams has five sacks, half of Houston’s total for the season. The Texans have just four interceptions with Troy Nolan grabbing two of them. Houston punted just twice int he first meeting and gobbled up big chunks of yardage on the ground while Schaub completed just nine passes for 107 yards. For the season Houston averages 25.5 points and 379.7 yards per game while the defense allows 27.8 points and 410.5 yards per game.

Indianapolis is 7-1-2 against the spread in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record, 5-1 against the spread in their last six games following a bye week, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games. Houston is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games as a road underdog, against the spread in their last five games following an against the spread loss, and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games. The road team has covered four of the last five meetings.

The over has hit in 10 of the last 11 meetings of these two teams and six of the last seven meetings in Indianapolis and with the way these teams can light it up and the way their defenses seem to take time off, it seems likely to go that way once again. With the total set at 50, our free play is the over

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